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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Geocaching How to Safely Place A Geocache



Guidelines That Apply to Placing All Cache Types,

For all physical geocaches and waypoints, think carefully about how your container and the actions of iPhone geocachers will be perceived by the public. For example, a cache hidden in full view of a restaurant or apartment building window exposes the geocacher to being seen by someone who may think the cache search looks suspicious. Your cache may be hidden on public property but there may be concerned residents on the other side of that property line. And, while an ammo box or PVC pipe may be a great container if hidden deep in the woods, it may cause alarm if discovered in an urban setting. A clear plastic container or a microcache may be a better choice. In busy areas, avoid containers that look suspicious, including attachment materials like wires or tape. To reduce confusion and alarm when a cache is discovered accidentally, clearly label your container on the outside with appropriate information to say it is a geocache. Cover over any military markings with paint or a geocache sticker. Include an explanatory "stash note" inside your cache. Common sense in selecting hiding spots and containers can reduce the risk of your cache being perceived as a danger to those who are unaware of our sport. For more on Geocaching and how to place a geocache please visit Geocaching.com

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